Kathmandu, 25 December, 2017: Three months ago, Kathmandu Metropolitan City KMC had proposed four of its major plans for working on road repair, building code implementation, maintenance of greenery and garbage management. The road repair plan has worked out well in the capital but KMC has recklessly left out the remaining areas in vain.
The increasing air pollution in Kathmandu is due to the ongoing road construction works. Recently, KMC has mentioned about focusing on road repair more than before as the rapid construction will lead to minimization in the increasing pollution.
Namaraj Dhakal, the Joint Spokesperson at KMC, asserted “We cannot control dust pollution in the city without repairing roads. Considering the ongoing road expansion and pipeline laying work of Melamchi project, we had no other option but to repair the roads as soon as possible. However, KMC will work on other areas soon after roads are repaired.”
Most wards of KMC have been witnessing the road construction in their areas. However, the roads less than eight-meter width come under the control of the metropolitan city. The major concern besides the road construction in the capital is the garbage management.
Currently, Okharpauwa locals of Nuwakot have been a hurdle for garbage management. A permanent landfill site to manage waste produced in the Kathmandu Valley is the next venture to be undertaken by the KMC. Unfortunately, not even a temporary landfill site is available at present in the KMC. But sooner or later a landfill site is going to be managed in the capital.
In order to bring the implementation of a building code, a regular inspection is to be carried out at construction sites to make sure that the building has gone under necessary surveillance as per the KMC’s rules. KMC has also decided to plant trees on both sides of the rods, traffic islands and river banks of the city.
Photo Source: The Himalayan Times